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RICHMOND — Four people were indicted this week for allegedly attempting to make methamphetamine in the parking lot of University Shopping Center on the Eastern Bypass.

Kelsey Baker was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

Scottie Wilburn, Robert D. Wilburn and Shannon W. Hall all were indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony.

The four were arrested March 5 by Richmond police after officers received a call of suspicious activity.

“Upon approaching one of the vehicles and speaking with the occupants, an officer observed several items in the vehicle commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine,” said Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock at the time of the arrest.

Baker reportedly had one-and-one-half methadone pills on her person and a pen that had been cut in half to ingest the substance, according to the indictment.

A search of the vehicle produced numerous items of paraphernalia used in making the illegal substance, Brock said, including ammonium nitrate, drain cleaner, coffee filters and plastic tubing.

A search of one vehicle’s driver, Scottie Wilburn, produced a small amount of suspected meth, Brock said.

When police searched Hall, who was a passenger in Wilburn’s car, they found a small amount of suspected meth and three packs of pseudoephedrine pills, which are used in the manufacture of the drug, according to the police report.

All three, plus another passenger in Wilburn’s car, Robert Wilburn, were taken into custody and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.

Hall, and Robert and Scottie Wilburn were released from the Madison County Detention Center on March 7 on a $2,500 property bond.

Baker was released from jail two days later on 10 percent of a $10,000 bond.

If convicted, Baker could serve up to five years in prison and Scottie Wilburn, Robert Wilburn and Hall could receive up to 20 years in prison.

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